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BCCI opposes Sreesanth's plea for relaxing ban to play in English county cricket

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The BCCI on Tuesday opposed the plea by former seeking relaxation of the life time ban on him by the country's apex cricketing body so that he could play in county in England.

Opposing the plea with a "heavy heart", told the bench headed by that the apex cricketing body has appealed against the order discharging Sreesanth in the spot fixing case during IPL 2013.

Tripathi told the court that an inquiry had found him in touch with the bookies through an intermediary.

Tripathi told the court that it was not just a question of law but also that of the BCCI code.

Describing Sreesanth as an "outstanding cricketer", urged the court to allow him to play in England for the remaining three month season of the game.

At this the court asked the to dispose off the appeal challenging his discharge, pending before it within three months by July end. The court said that it understood the "anxiety" of the to play the game.

had arrested Sreesanth and his two other Rajasthan Royals teammates, and on the charge of spot fixing during IPL 2013.

Sreesanth has moved the top court challenging the order upholding the life time ban on him by the BCCI.

In the last hearing on the matter on February 5 had said that banning him was itself bad but banning for life was not justified after he has been discharged by the trial court of criminal charges for want of evidence.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 19:20 IST
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